Huot Iv


Huot Iv

Travelling is one my passions. The other is writing stories. I started since the spring of 2010 when my favourite band got back together in London and I found out that I loved travelling. I have wandered around ever since sometimes driving, sometimes flying. I honestly wish I could quit my job and travel and write all the time. For now this will work just as well travelling and writing in this blog. Hope you enjoy it.

North America » Canada » Ontario » Collingwood November 12th 2016

Final hike of the year. I was hoping to make it all the way to Tobermory this year and finish the Bruce Trail. Unfortunately a number of setbacks and delays made that goal unattainable. So I settled on finishing the Blue mountain section of the Bruce Trail and reach Georgian Bay. I will finish the rest of the Bruce trail in one go over 2 week period sometime next year. Drove north in the morning light as Daylight Savings has occurred so dawn came early. My parking spot was on County Rd 19 near Castle Glen. I started hiking north on the trail and the trail was relatively easy with some up and downs in the elevation. There was one spot where the incline up a river bank was a bit steep but there was a ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Collingwood November 5th 2016

Another early morning drive northward. I could have held off until tomorrow and driven north in the light. It was daylights saving time Sunday morning but I figured my body would be out of sync already. My parking spot would be near the Pretty River Provincial park. As I prepped near my car I heard a strange buzzing sound in the air and it took a minute to realize it was coming from the power lines. There was a power pole near the corner where I was parked that was giving off the buzzing sound. It was a bit disconcerting but I put it out my mind and started my hike. I hiked north on the road as it went steadily downhill into a valley. It had rained a few days earlier and the trail was ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Collingwood October 23rd 2016

Today was the first sub zero day since I early April. It dropped below negative overnight in Singhampton. I took a hoodie and drove north through the darkness. I drove through Singhampton and parked next to a large pile of hay. I walked through the first and reentered the trail. The trail was hard to see because of the leaves. The first part of the hike is a downhill hike through a skiing trail and it was muddy and slippery all the way down. This part of the hike is through Devil's glen Conservation Area and it is a tough hike. The trail is both muddy and has a lot of elevation changes. Because of the slope of several parts and with the mud I had to slide down the hills my butt to make sure ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Collingwood October 16th 2016

The days are getting shorter as I continue my hike north. Starting driving at 6:20AM and it remained dark almost to the point I reached the head of trail. There was a bit of a hiccup on the drive north as the main rd through Orangeville was shutdown by a large car accident. I routed around through side roads until I got back onto the main rd. I reached my head of trail at 7:45AM and geared up and looked around for the sun but it was blocked by rain clouds. I started hiking through Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation area. The trail through the conservation area is both rocky and narrow. Hiking at this time of year is difficult because the trail is covered by leaves so you can't see the actual trail very well. I wandered ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Collingwood October 8th 2016

I am starting to get close to Collingwood which is on the shore of Georgian Bay. I have been hiking on the Blue Mountain portion of the Bruce Trail for the last 2 hikes. Drove to my last end point and parked my car on the side of the road. I will park on the side of the ride as long as their is no sign saying I can't. After a few minutes of preparing my gear I was off again. I started hiking north on Concession Rd 10 which is just a gravel roadway. A few hundred meters down the road I start to hear some birds and than more birds. I see that the trees on both sides of the road are covered with these black birds and their calls are deafening. I kept ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Shelburne October 1st 2016

Today was another rainy day. I had to drive a hour north from my apartment to reach the head of trails. It was dark for most of the morning drive. I must admit it was strange driving in the darkness through the lightly populated areas north of Brampton. The sun was rising above the clouds when I reached 1 Line E in Honeywood. I parked along the side of a dirt road and started my hike. You walk along the road until you reach Concession Road 8. You turn right along this road and walk until you reach the end of the road. I checked my map app and it showed I was entering Noisy River Provincial park. The hike in this park is level but very rocky and slippery because of the rain. My rain ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Shelburne September 24th 2016

I continue my hike towards Tobermory. Drove north towards the head of trail. To get there I had to use a number of seasonal roads which are mostly gravel and dirt and are actually not maintained during the winter. I parked at the beginning of Prince of Wales Rd and started my hike. I hiked along the road until the trail went over a climbing stile and you enter the forest. As soon I entered the forest I saw a flash of something large going through the woods. It was actually a number of deer that were running through the forest. I would see at least a dozen deer today which is about the number I have seen in all my previous hikes. You stay in the for about a km before exiting back onto the ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Shelburne September 17th 2016

Today was a wet day for hiking. For the record I deliberately chose a rainy day for my hike. This is because I wanted to toughen myself up for hiking in bad weather. I drove north and reach my end of head of trail near Hurontario and Hwy 89 just south and east of Shelburne. It is a busy road but you can park on the side of the road because there is wide shoulders there. You can tell where the trail starts here by the large cell tower near the trail markers. I climbed over some wooden Stiles and entered Boyne provincial park. The trail here starts off easy but it gets progressively narrower until you are basically walking through vegetation. I missed a trail marker and went through the center of the park instead ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Orangeville September 11th 2016

I continue my hike northward. This time I would spend most of the morning in Mono Cliffs provincial park. Parking was a bit of an issue as the spot where you enter the Bruce Trail in the park does not have easy parking spot. There is a parking lot at the park but it is 2KM from the entry point. After some thought I parked close to the entry point and I had to adjust my parking because I car was slowly sliding down the angled spot. After solving my parking dilemma I began my hike. The hike in the park was easy and enjoyable. There are a number of lakes and lookout points in the park. There are also beautiful meadows you can wander around. The first 5km hike is a steady uphill hike. It ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Orangeville September 3rd 2016

First time back on the trail in almost a month. I have been busy for the last few weekends with travels and work. Today I would be hiking through Hockley Valley Provincial park. The drive north is starting to get longer, it is almost 50 KM drive north now. Within a month or so it will likely be over an hour or so. I will have to start compensating for this when I plan my hikes. I parked at free parking lot at 307388 Hockley Rd in Mono. This is a large parking lot across the street from Black Birch Restaurant. After stretching and preparing my hiking backpack I started my hike. It is a short 200 meter walk along the road and than you turn right onto the trail. Today was a beautiful day to ... read more

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